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Bishop Creighton Academy


At Bishop Creighton Academy, Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a subject through which pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We believe PSHE helps children and young people to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and work. PSHE education also helps pupils to achieve their academic potential.

Most of PSHE education became statutory for all schools from September 2020 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017. This includes Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at key stages 3 and 4, and Health Education in both primary and secondary phases.

The Department for Education published Statutory Guidance for Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education in June 2019. We follow national guidance in this area and you can read our trust-wide policy here

The Programmes of study for PSHE set our learning opportunities based on six core themes;


PSHE education addresses both pupils’ current experiences and preparation for their future. The Programme of Study therefore provides a spiral curriculum to develop knowledge, skills and attributes, where prior learning is revisited, reinforced and extended year on year. This is grounded in the established evidence base for effective practice in PSHE education.

The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good. Ofsted, Feb 2018

During key stages 1 and 2, our PSHE education offers both explicit and implicit learning opportunities and experiences which reflect pupils’ increasing independence and physical and social awareness, as they move through the primary phase. It builds on the skills that pupils started to acquire during the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS) to develop effective relationships, assume greater personal responsibility and manage personal safety, including online. PSHE education helps pupils to manage the physical and emotional changes at puberty, introduces them to a wider world and enables them to make an active contribution to their communities.

Click here to view PSHE Association Programmes of Study

Pupils feel safe at Bishop Creighton Academy, and staff work tirelessly to ensure that every child is cared for. During the inspection, pupils learned how to be safe on the Internet and understood the difference between real friends and online friends; even the youngest pupils were able to share top tips for keeping safe online. Parents agree that the school keeps pupils safe. Staff are diligent in finding out how pupils feel and what issues are concerning them. Ofsted, Feb 2018